# SOLUTION: Write the slope intercept form of the equation of the line through the given point with the given slope. through:(1,2), slope=7

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Question 224824: Write the slope intercept form of the equation of the line through the given point with the given slope.
through:(1,2), slope=7

Answer by drj(1380)   (Show Source):
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Write the slope intercept form of the equation of the line through the given point with the given slope.
through:(1,2), slope=7

Step 1. The slope-intercept form is given as y=mx+b where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept when x=0 or at point (0,b).

Step 2. Now we have to find the line with slope m=7 going through point (1,2).

Step 3. Given two points (x1,y1) and (x2,y2), then the slope m is given as

Step 4. Let (x1,y1)=(1,2) or x1=1 and y1=2. Let other point be (x2,y2)=(x,y) or x2=x and y2=y.

Step 5. Now we're given . Substituting above values and variables in the slope equation m yields the following steps:

Step 6. Multiply x-1 to both sides to get rid of denominator on right side of equation.

Step 7. Add 2 to both sides of the equation

Step 7. ANSWER: The equation in slope-intercept form is where the slope m=7 and the y-intercept b=-5.

Note: the above equation can be rewritten in standard form as

And the graph is shown below which is consistent with the above steps.

 Solved by pluggable solver: DESCRIBE a linear EQUATION: slope, intercepts, etc Equation describes a sloping line. For any equation ax+by+c = 0, slope is .X intercept is found by setting y to 0: ax+by=c becomes ax=c. that means that x = c/a. -5/-7 = 0.714285714285714.Y intercept is found by setting x to 0: the equation becomes by=c, and therefore y = c/b. Y intercept is -5/1 = -5.Slope is --7/1 = 7. Equation in slope-intercept form: y=7*x+-5.

I hope the above steps and explanation were helpful.

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